Are you looking for a small yet fierce companion dog? The Pitbull Chihuahua Mix has raised quite a lot of eyebrows in the dog lovers community. This dog is a small one known for his loyalty, intelligence, and excellent watchdog skills.
The dog is a mix between two of the most popular dog breeds in the world—the American Pitbull Terrier and the Chihuahua.
The result is a unique dog that has inherited the best of both worlds.
In this blog post, we will go through the history, physical traits, temperamental traits, etc. of the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix and tell you everything you’ll need to know before bringing one of these pups home.
Let’s jump right in!
Contents & Quick Navigation
- 1 Let’s Look at the Breed History: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
- 2 Let’s Talk Looks: The Unique Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
- 3 The Personality: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
- 4 Grooming and Exercise: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
- 5 Summing Up
Let’s Look at the Breed History: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
The Pitbull Chihuahua Mix was developed in the 1990s and has been gaining popularity because it is an unconventional breed. The dog has some of the best qualities of both its parents and a unique look.
With designer breeds, it is crucial to take a look at the parent dog breeds to be able to have a better understanding of the dog’s looks and personality.
You never know which parent the dog may end up taking after.
Take a quick peek.
The Scary Yet Beautiful American Pitbull Terrier
The American Pitbull Terrier is one of the most popular companion or family dog breeds. However, this breed comes with a dark and bloody past. The dogs were originally bred to bait bulls.
When that became illegal, the dogs were fought amongst themselves until bloodsport became illegal.
Later, Pitbulls were bred to work at farms and also trained to be nanny dogs as they’re gentle and good with children.
These dogs have come a long way.
American Pitbull Terriers crave attention and need a lot of it from their owners. The modern Pitbull Terrier is bred to be a loyal companion. However, the dog has still not overcome his bloody past.
These dogs need to go through extensive training with a strong-willed trainer since puppyhood. They require a firm yet gentle trainer and also need to be provided with lots of socialization.
These dogs have unmatched courage and are extremely loyal to their owners.
Small Dogs With Huge Personalities: Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas are small dogs.
In fact, they are credited to be the smallest breed in the world!
These dogs were named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua and were registered to the American Kennel Club in 1904. These dogs come in two variations:
- Smooth Coat or short haired Chihuahua
- Long Coat or long haired Chihuahua
Things get a bit more complicated here.
Chihuahuas are also differentiated on the type of head they have. Take a look:
- Apple head Chihuahuas have a rounded head with eyes closely set. These dogs also have short ears and legs
- Deer head Chihuahuas come with flat-topped heads with eyes that are widely set, longer bodies, slender legs, and larger ears
Chihuahuas are attached to one person and can become protective of them–especially around other animals and people. These dogs don’t really do well with children and like to be lap dogs.
It is essential to train and socialize a Chihuahua.
Let’s Talk Looks: The Unique Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
Now that you know everything that you need to about the parent breeds, it’s time to finally look at the Pithuahua breed and figure out what it looks like.
There’s one thing that we need to clear up.
One of the most frustrating things about mixed or designer breeds is the fact that they can:
- Favor one parent over the other
- Be a mix of both the parents
It’s a gamble and it all depends on the genes that are expressed. Often, two pups from the same litter may end up look nothing like the other!
It’s all a game of the genetic material.
Let’s Look at Stats: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Height & Weight
Since the Pitbull and the Chihuahuas are of different sizes, the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is usually somewhere in the middle. The dog is smaller than a Pitbull but larger than the Chihuahua.
Generally, the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is between 12 to 18 inches in height.
- Female Chihuahua Pug Mixes can be between 10 to 14 inches in height
- Male Chihuahua Pug Mixes can be between 13 to 18 inches in height
It depends on which parent they take after.
On an average, a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix 15-30 pounds in weight.
- Female Chihuahua Pug Mixes can be between 12 to 18 pounds in weight
- Male Chihuahua Pug Mixes can be between 20 to 30 pounds in weight
A Closer Look at Pitbull Chihuahua Mix’s Physique
As you already know, the American Pitbull Terrier and the Chihuahua look nothing remotely similar! So, the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix does have a unique mix of both the parents.
This dog inherits various things from both sides of the family.
The dog has a sturdy and muscular physique and is on the broader side of things like the Pitbull. However, the dag is smaller in size just like the Chihuahua.
This is one of the most unpredictable designer dog breeds out there.
The genes are what determines what your Pitbull Chihuahua Mix will look like.
If your Chipit comes from long-haired Chihuahua ancestors, the dog may come with an undercoat. This means that your dog may have fringed ears as well as full fur on the tail.
He may also sport feathering on the legs along with a ruff on the neck.
However, if your Chipit has descended from a short-haired Pitbull, he may have a coarse, short, and dense coat. It can also take after the Chihuahua and be of a medium length with silky hairs.
Pitbull Chihuahua Mix Colors
Finally, let’s take a look at the colors you can find a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix in. These dogs come in several variations of the following colors:
- Cream and Fawn
- Brown or Chocolate
The Personality: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
One of the most frustrating things about a designer breeds is the fact that it is hard to determine the personality of the dog.
You’ll only know what the dog is like once you get to know him.
Like the Chihuahua, this dog has a large personality inside its small body.
The Pitbull Chihuahua makes an excellent watchdog. This dog is extremely protective of his family members and alerts everyone when he senses danger or an intruder. This small dog will put himself in harm’s way to protect you.
The dog is extremely loyal and affectionate.
He thrives on love and likes to cuddle with his family. The dog is good with children and other pets but, and is more attached to one family member.
These dogs can be stubborn and need the right socialization and training which can make them excellent and loving companions.
Grooming and Exercise: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
One of the most important things that potential dog owners usually ignore when thinking of getting a dog is the grooming and exercise needs.
Let’s take a look.
Let’s Talk Grooming: Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
The Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is not a high-maintenance dog when it comes to grooming. However, here are some things you should know.
Bathing Your Pitbull Chihuahua Mix
The best thing about the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is that he doesn’t need regular baths. You need to bathe your dog once in about six weeks which is very convenient. We recommend you use the Burt’s Bees Dogs All-Natural Shampoos Conditioner on your furry friend for best results.
Trimming the Nails
Pitbull Chihuahua Mixes can grow sharp nails very quickly that may hurt you, your furniture, and your dog. It is essential that you trim them once every two weeks using a sharp nail clipper. We recommend the Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer By Boshel.
Brushing the Coat
The Pitbull Chihuahua Mix is usually a low-maintenance dog when it comes to grooming and brushing. However, we still recommend you use a simple brush such as the Wahl Premium Spiral Pin Brush at least once in three days.
Walkies and Exercise Needs
When it comes to exercise, the Pitbull Chihuahua Mix needs about a 10 to 15-minute walk per day and half an hour of exercise. These dogs are easy to take care of.
The Pitbull Chihuahua mix is a unique designer dog that brings together two very different breeds in a beautiful union. This dog inherits the best of both the parent breeds and is lovable, loyal, and intelligent.
Pitbull Chihuahua mixes are excellent pets and well-behaved dogs.
These dogs have killer looks and make excellent watchdogs. They are fiercely protective of their families and are also good with kids.
Every dog is unique in his own way.
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